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Posted: 2/27/2007 5:18:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2007 5:19:41 AM EST by vito113]
Maybe they're gonna get all their pigeons to shit on your fighters windshields!

BEIJING (Reuters) - Scientists in eastern China say they have succeeded in controlling the flight of pigeons with micro electrodes planted in their brains, state media reported on Tuesday.


Scientists at the Robot Engineering Technology Research Centre at Shandong University of Science and Technology said ther electrodes could command them to fly right or left or up or down, Xinhua news agency said.

"The implants stimulate different areas of the pigeon's brain according to signals sent by the scientists via computer, and force the bird to comply with their commands," Xinhua said.

"It's the first such successful experiment on a pigeon in the world," Xinhua quoted the centre's chief scientist, Su Xuecheng, as saying.

Su and his colleagues, who Xinhua said had had similar success with mice in 2005, were improving the devices used in the experiment and hoped that the technology could be put into practical use in future.

The report did not specify what practical uses the scientists saw for the remote-controlled pigeons.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070227/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_china_pigeon
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 5:20:02 AM EST
Cool maybe they can control other animals now too. Like sharks

-dan
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 12:34:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2007 12:35:12 PM EST by NME]
Interesting potential for future surveillance applications...
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 12:37:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By NME:
Interesting potential for future surveillance applications...


True indeed. Strap a mini imagery pod on those things and you have have a UAV that fits into the scenery.

Link Posted: 2/27/2007 12:39:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By cjk1:

Originally Posted By NME:
Interesting potential for future surveillance applications...


True indeed. Strap a mini imagery pod on those things and you have have a UAV that fits into the scenery.



Good, I have always wanted to make a UAV/model plane that shoots down birds.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 12:40:18 PM EST
I'm waiting to see Patriot missles Take down Pigeons.

Link Posted: 2/27/2007 12:43:47 PM EST

Su and his colleagues, who Xinhua said had had similar success with mice in 2005, were improving the devices used in the experiment and hoped that the technology could be put into practical use in future.

Uh, this is Beijing. I think the "practical use in the future" would probably involve remote controlled Chinese,not just pigeons and mice made into scouts.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 12:45:09 PM EST
Remote-controlled pigeons carrying the bird flu! TEOTWAWKI!
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 12:46:08 PM EST
Just another excuse to shoot pigeons on sight.

I can just see some crazy old guy going to the park and blasting birds left, right, and center screaming "dadgum chinese spies!"
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 1:20:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By DEERSNIPER:
Cool maybe they can control other animals now too. Like sharks people

-dan


It's only a matter of time. Manchurian candidate anyone?
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